What is people?

  • (noun): Members of a family line.
    Example: "His people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"
    See also — Additional definitions below

People

A people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as in an ethnic group or nation. Collectively, for example, Jews are known as "the Jewish people", European Gypsies comprise the bulk of "the Romani people", and Palestinian Arabs have started to be called "the Palestinian people".

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Some articles on people:

California - Infrastructure - Water
... for water rights, is one of the most well-known examples of the lengths people will go to in order to secure adequate water supplies ... Schwarzenegger said "We've been in crisis for quite some time because we're now 38 million people and not anymore 18 million people like we were in the late 60s ...
People From Bitola
... Further information List of people from Bitola Some notable people born in Bitola are Nikolce Noveski, footballer Karolina Gočeva, singer Hristijan Spirovski, pianist Janko Konstantinov, architect ...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Personal Life - Religion and Name
... My people were Yoruba, and their culture survived slavery (...) My father found out about that when I was a kid, and it gave me all I needed to know that, hey ... When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people ... And that's a terrible burden on black people, because they don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted." ...
Yorba Linda, California - Demographics - 2010
... The population density was 3,208.8 people per square mile (1,238.9/km²) ... The Census reported that 64,044 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 97 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 93 (0.1%) were institutionalized ... The population was spread out with 15,792 people (24.6%) under the age of 18, 5,574 people (8.7%) aged 18 to 24, 13,848 people (21.6%) aged 25 to 44, 21,414 people (33.3%) aged 45 to 64 ...
Bal Thackeray - Illness and Death - Funeral
... Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said "I appeal to people to remain calm and maintain law and order ... People came from across Maharashtra for his funeral including the party's strongholds of Thane, Raigad, Pune, Aurangabad and Konkan regions ... Police said that 200,000 people walked alongside the hearse and were later joined by others on the way to the cremation site ...

More definitions of "people":

  • (noun): The body of citizens of a state or country.
    Example: "The Spanish people"
    Synonyms: citizenry
  • (noun): (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively.
    Example: "Old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
  • (verb): Fill with people or supply with inhabitants.
    Example: "People a room"
    Synonyms: populate

Famous quotes containing the word people:

    Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    Our treatment of both older people and children reflects the value we place on independence and autonomy. We do our best to make our children independent from birth. We leave them all alone in rooms with the lights out and tell them, “Go to sleep by yourselves.” And the old people we respect most are the ones who will fight for their independence, who would sooner starve to death than ask for help.
    Margaret Mead (1901–1978)

    In England the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. Here the judges should not be independent of the people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people would always re-elect the good judges.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)